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just for information - different decafs have different amounts of caffeine in them. There is no standard for decaf as far as i can tell. I have become highly sensitive to caffeine, which can apparently occur suddenly, and at any age. I had a reaction to the brewed decaf I was using, so have tried different brands, and found a few that are OK for me. If you search the internet you may be able to find how much caffeine is in the brand you use.
I do hope that you get your children's dad placed soon, MissSassy. It sounds like you are having a very difficult time, (((((hugs))))))
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from my personal experience, i dont think so but, my mother drrinks her coffee or black tea in the morning . sometimes at around 5pm as well tho it doesn't seem to effect her sleeping pattern . maybe your husband should see a neurologist ( just a suggestion ) . hope things work out .
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I am waiting on doctor to come back from vacation. That will be in Sept 4 is when he goes and sees her. I have the paper work ready for her to fill out and put him on the list. Other then that life sucks in taking care of him. He is mean and he loves PITY from people and luvs being taken care of by family and he has no one left but us and we have to put up with him.. I don't put up with pity i luv life and wants,
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Ah, good. I hope the waiting list isn't too long!
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jeannegibbs we have to wait for his doctor to come back from her vacation too fill out the paper work to get him on the waiting list...
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my mom has dementia and drinks coffee in the morning. She wants it later on, but I don't give it to her. She sleeps great! My mom gets dehydrated and I have to push water or Boost on her all day. She is a stinker about wanting coffee and nothing else, but we are working on it.
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Caffeine is the least of your problems.

What progress are you making on getting him placed in long term care?
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he does not nap durning the day at all, he has to have his coffee everyday if not he has melt down and so on. And for sleeping at nite his brain is set on tweek mode not sleep mode and another thing the meds taking to long to work. Why should i sleep in my kids room for i feel like i have to stay in one room all day all nite and cannot be in same room with him anymore he is crazy. Getting ready to go to court house and ask for help i can't live this way much longer my kids hate there dad so much they scared of him.. Going to see if i can get a restraining order on him i can't tolerate it no more i did that once before and they won't give it to him cause he has no where to go at all. But now I want him out i don't need the stress and cry everyday cause of what is happening to him. He won't even go to his therapy appointments only doctors appointment. I am living my life this way i should not have to.
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Caffeine can affect ANYONE's sleep. Not everyone IS affected, but if there is a sensitivity, most definitely YES. Decaf should be called "lowcaf" instead~
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Miss Sassy, I think some caffeine is fine, but would just limit it in the a.m. According to many studies they are finding that caffeine may restore cognitive function and slow Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. In my own experience exercise is an excellent sleep aid, but not before bedtime. I’d suggest taking a long walk after dinner (if possible) and incorporating daily exercise. I should not only help with sleep, but also with stress and anxiety of daily life.
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Decaf coffee and regular coffee for someone who has a stroke and 2 massive and diagnosed with DEMENTIA:

For a person with a stroke and heart attacks and dementia drinking regular coffee what happens to a person with there condition. What i see is OUTBURST, TANTRUM, Name it he went nuts, I don't know if any one has that problem. DOctorors told him DECAF no CAFFIENE, he found my coffee and I looked its empty almost my coffee, i am looking all around for it i can't find the coffee at all he took from me. I say to my say wow no wonder he is up all nite long tweekin away and keeping up everybody.. Stressed out.
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Caffeine after 4 pm is definitely not recommended if you have trouble sleeping. I agree with other posts -- caffeine is in a number of drinks and affects everyone differently. If I recall your husband? is pretty young although affected with dementia. I suspect some of his inability to sleep might be related to his inactivity during the day - physically and mentally. I see the same problem with my mom and she is 89. She sleeps most of the day and is up all night (fear, anxiety, inability to stay asleep through the night). I find that when she is active during the day (taking her out, walks, mental stimulation) and we don't allow her to nap or doze during the day -- she sleeps soundly through the night. Some meds can also affect sleep patterns so you might want to check with the Dr and see if you can alter times medicines are taking or he can suggest a sleep aid at night.
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i don't know, he is just weird last nite sleeping all nite long he still sleeping, Its a pattern with him once a week he tweeks for 2 days with out sleep, then the 2nd day he sleeps all nite long. I know the meds are not working yet its him who is doing this. And for coffee i figured out yesterday he was having so much outburst to the point almost called police, find out he got into my coffee and he says its decaff lol he has no more decaf coffee at all he found mine. This is the life of me no sleep every other week stays up 2 days at a time then he gets tired. I am told to document everything so i am and report it to his doctor...I know what caffeine does to a person now he is on watch with me and my daughter, I don't even sleep in same room with him anymore i sleep in my kids room i am not geting much sleep anymore and last nite i slept good being away from him...
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Caffeine is also present in black and oolong tea, chocolate, and pop.
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Decaf still has enough caffeine in it to affect some people. Can't see why that wouldn't be true in a person with dementia just like everybody else. But there are other factors affecting sleep AS WELL depending on the disease.....
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